What is the role of media in producing and re-producing certain narratives on migration? Why are Ukrainian refugees being portrayed as victims while people fleeing other conflicts are portrayed as a threat? Are media contributing to the increasing polarisation around migration issues in European public and political debates? These are some of the questions covered on the first programme of the BRIDGES Podcast Series, which counts on the participation of Ferruccio Pastore, BRIDGES Scientific Co-Coordinator and Director of FIERI; May Bulman, Social Affairs Correspondent at The Independent; and András Földes, journalist and video-journalist at Telex.hu; under the moderation of Mar Sabé Dausà.
This is the first out of the three podcasts on migration narratives that will be produced by the H2020 BRIDGES project as a way to engage some of the main stakeholders involved in narratives’ production and impact in the discussions held within the scope of the project. In this case, the programme is the result of a workshop with media professionals hosted by the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) on May 20, 2022, in the framework of the first BRIDGES Annual Meeting in Barcelona.